Is It Time To Sack Football As We Know It?
We’re learning more about the risks that come with playing football. A new study of 111 brains of former NFL players revealed that 110 of them had a degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.
A year ago, the league revised its protocol on concussions — an issue that plagues players at every level of the game. But with more connections being made between football and brain injuries, is it time to have a serious conversation about re-inventing a beloved sport that many Americans don’t want to change?
Gregg Easterbrook, Contributing editor, The Atlantic; author, “The Game’s Not Over”; columnist, The Weekly Standard. @EasterbrookG
Patrick Hruby, Former contributing editor, VICE Sports. @patrick_hruby
Cyndy Feasel, Author, After the Cheering Stops: An NFL Wife’s Story of Concussions, Loss, and the Faith that Saw Her Through. @CyndyFeasel
Dr. Bennet Omalu, Physician and forensic pathologist; author of Truth Doesn’t Have A Side. @bennetomalu9168
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